I think optometrists provide an essential service in glaucoma screening and detection, monitoring stable glaucoma and recognising indicators for early ophthalmology review, providing feedback on the treatment plan and outcomes, and patient education. Optometrists play a critical role in working closely with ophthalmologists to achieve targets and adjust treatments.
Glaucoma refers to a number of conditions that have, in common, characteristic optic neuropathy leading to reduced vision and potentially, blindness. Treatment of glaucoma consists of reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) using medical, laser or surgical therapy. Most glaucoma within our community is considered mild to moderate, based on the severity of damage to the optic nerve and/ or effect on the visual field.
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